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per- +‎ petō +‎ -uus



perpetuus (feminine perpetua, neuter perpetuum, comparative perpetuior, superlative perpetuissimus, adverb perpetuē or perpetuō); first/second-declension adjective

  1. perpetual, everlasting, continuous, uninterrupted, constant, incessant, unbroken


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative perpetuus perpetua perpetuum perpetuī perpetuae perpetua
Genitive perpetuī perpetuae perpetuī perpetuōrum perpetuārum perpetuōrum
Dative perpetuō perpetuō perpetuīs
Accusative perpetuum perpetuam perpetuum perpetuōs perpetuās perpetua
Ablative perpetuō perpetuā perpetuō perpetuīs
Vocative perpetue perpetua perpetuum perpetuī perpetuae perpetua

Derived terms[edit]



  • perpĕtŭus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • PERPETUUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • perpetuus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • for ever: in perpetuum
    • a continuous discourse: oratio perpetua
    • current expenses: sumptus perpetui (Off. 2. 12. 42)
    • simple interests: perpetuum fenus (Att. 5. 21. 13)
    • the standing commissions of inquiry: quaestiones perpetuae (Brut. 27. 106)
    • to say once for all: ut semel or in perpetuum dicam
  • perpĕtŭus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, pages 1,156–1,157
  • perpetuus” on page 1,351 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • perpetuus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 10.01.12) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016